BigPop Studios

31-37 Halsey Street, Auckland Central

PO Box 6810 Wellesley St, Auckland 1141

Ph: 0800 – 4BIGPOP




The team at BigPop Studios provide full service music composition and audio post production. Feel free to contact us to discuss your next creative project – big or small.



Dave Rhodes Productions

Sound engineer and music producer with over 25 years recording experience. Whitianga

Dave Rhodes Prodns Medium LogoMob: 027 286 0418


Fb: /daverhodesproductions/

Insta: @dave_rhodes_productions/

Overview: I run a boutique recording studio in Whitianga and travel the country to record and produce bands. I work out of various studios around Aotearoa, tailoring recording packages to achieve the best possible results to suit any budget. Take a relaxing trip to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula to record your music in my new studio or you can send me your music to mix and/or master.

Recent projects include: Outside In, Cherry Blind, Shepherds Reign, Pale Flag, UNI-FI, Push Push, Head Like A Hole, Bad Jones, Blue Ruin, Forsaken Age, Rebecca Nelson, White Noise Mafia.

Engineer / Producer: Dave Rhodes


Depot Sound

the depot 201628 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland

Ph: (09) 963 2328

Ph: 021 685 070




Studio Manager: Neil Baldock

Depot Sound offers friendly, professional and affordable recording studios for musicians and artists of all genres. Situated in the laid-back Devonport community close to cafes and the waterfront. Specialising in recording and mixing for bands as well as composing and arranging original music for singer-songwriters. Studio One is set up for high quality multi-track recording of bands, solo artists and community groups. The control room is spacious and comfortable with a live room large enough for live band recordings and an isolation booth if needed. Studio Two is ideal for music production, editing and mixing, and just the right size for singer/songwriter and voiceover recordings.

Equipment: Pro Tools 12, Apogee Symphony, Allen & Heath mixing console, various boutique mic pre amps. Microphones from Lewitt, Gefell, Lauten Audio, AKG, Oktava, Shure, Audio-Technica and more. Check our website for full tech specs.


Earwig Studios

earwig studios41 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead, Auckland
PO Box 34705 Birkenhead, Auckland

Ph: (09) 480 2219

M: 027 278 1660



Earwig Studios is a high end analogue studio with a surprisingly low hourly rate including engineer. 24-track analogue studio with reverb chamber, plate and spring reverbs, Neumann U87, tape echoes, valve outboard, Hammond, piano, Rhodes, Leslie speaker, Theremin, various guitar amps.

Facilities: We use a Soundtracs CM4400 44-channel console, MCI 2” 24-track, Studer ½” 2-track, Neumann U87 microphone. Real plate, chamber and spring reverbs. Leslie speakers, tape echoes and flangers.
Urei, dbx, Focusrite ­and Buzz Audio compression, Rhodes piano, Hammond, Theremin and much more.

Engineer: Darren McShane

Hourly rate: $60 (engineer and gst incl.)

Booking contact: Darren McShane


Ferryhill Recording Studio

Ferryhill Road, Epsom, Auckland

M: 021 924 877

F: 09 630 4716



Manager/engineer: Joe Hoonhout

ProTools-based facility.



Matrix Digital

Level 1, 25 Hopper St, Mt Cook, Wellington 6011

Ph: (04) 384 3393



Overview: Matrix Digital is a professional recording studio based in the heart of Wellington. We have been in business for over 20 years and worked with many successful national and international artists, producers and record labels. We are fully equipped to handle any recording project you could throw at us, and our experience is guaranteed to produce the results you’re looking for. We can achieve the sound you want and give your project the professional treatment it deserves. We provide complete services – from recording and editing, through to mixing and mastering…

Facilities: We offer a purpose built studio designed to produce the best possible acoustics for modern music production. Matrix Digital has a large 210m² live Studio and 126m² Control room, plus two isolation booths. The studio is suitable for all styles of music from orchestral to metal and everything in between. The studio facility is also equipped with a URSA 4.6k camera kit, lighting kit, green screen and drapes for corporate video production work and music videos. And if you’d prefer to just turn up and plug in… we have in-house drums, percussion, bass and guitar rigs for hire.

Technical: We run a Protools HD system with our new Avid Euphonix System 5-MC console, far and mid-field Tannoy monitors, 5.1 surround monitoring. Plus a large collection of outboard equipment and hi-end studio microphones.

Recording and Mix Engineers:
Simon Blackwell

Phill Adams

Rates: We offer a range of special deals for music projects, including full day and weekend lockout deals to keep costs down for our local artists. Contact us directly for quotes and any special requirements you have.


Paisley Stage Studio

paisley stage studio webPost: 17 Carlyle Street, Napier South, Napier 4110

Mob: 027 212 6637


Facebook: /Paisleystagestudio


A multitrack recording studio with large live room.

Brand new for 2021 and set in the inspiring environment of Napier’s Paisley Stage live venue, the studio facility allows full digital or hybrid analog through our lovely 44-channel desk. A large live room with many options and a large range of vintage and modern backline available for use, from quick demos to full albums we are here to help. JR your house engineer is an experienced engineer and musician, happy to help. Various rates.

Studio Engineer: JR

Parachute Studios

Parachute Studios logo399 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland 1021

PO Box 108-223, Symonds St, Auckland 1150

Ph: 09 815 0370



Studio Manager: Jeremy McPike

Nestled in the heart of Kingsland, Parachute Studios provide a one-stop shop for musicians, with a hub of studios, rehearsals and writing spaces.

Facilities: Our main studio features the latest ProTools HD system with top of the line Apogee converters centred around the finest API recording console, industry standard Genelec monitoring and an extensive selection of the latest plugins. It can be used for anything from full recording projects to band rehearsals, live sessions and video shoots.

Each of our 11 project studios have basic recording set-ups and are perfect for writing and light recording sessions. A large multi-purpose room is also available for photoshoots, writing sessions and meetings.

Rates: With flexible rates, an impeccable set up and great hospitality, we can accomodate any project of any size or budget.